True Wireless Earbuds Review - The Rhythm

May 27, 2023
David Sunnyside

There’s a lot to like about rhythm, a first attempt at affordable wireless earbuds from an outfit that boasts the support of big names like Casey Neistat and Tony Fadell. In its price range it’s hard to find much that beats the rhythm’s feature set, which includes high-resolution audio via Sony’s LDAC Bluetooth codec and noise cancellation that can be optimised by a dedicated app.

The rhythm’s comfortable fit, eye-catching design and smartly implemented controls make it a worthy competitor to pricier options from Bose and Sony. A full set of perks including voice detection, active noise cancellation, IPX4 water resistance and Bluetooth multipoint complete the picture.

However, the rhythm isn’t without its flaws. The earbuds aren’t as secure in the ears as some other TWS headphones, especially during physical activity, and they can be difficult to pair with smartphones that don’t have an automatic connection prompt. And the rhythm’s battery life is a little short, which may not be enough for a day of heavy use.

There are a few more notable features that set the rhythm apart from its peers, which can be found in our comparison table below. These include in-ear detection, which pauses your audio when you take the earbuds out and resumes it when you put them back in; Bluetooth multipoint, which lets you connect the earbuds to two devices simultaneously; and support for your voice assistant of choice. The app also lets you customise some of the onboard gesture controls - a triple tap on either touch panel will play or skip music, while a tap and hold will activate active noise cancellation.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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